Implementing Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) -Infant Meets HHS Criteria

Model implementation summary last updated: 2020

The information in this implementation report reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the manuscripts reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about any research on the effectiveness of the model, including any version(s) of the model with effectiveness research. Versions of the model that are described in the Adaptations and enhancements section of this implementation report may include (1) versions that were identified by the model’s developer and (2) versions that have been implemented by researchers and have manuscripts that HomVEE rated high or moderate, but that are not supported by the model’s developer.

Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The national average cost per family is $2,000 (2020 dollars). The cost at each program site depends on such factors as the number of families seen per year and parent coaches’ salaries. No information is available on the assumptions used to develop the estimate, although the program development team can share examples that were used to estimate costs with program sites.
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Labor costs

Labor costs depend on the salaries of parent coaches at each program site.
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Purchase of model or operating license

The cost of using the model is included in the costs of training and supervision.
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Cost of materials and forms

Parent coaches need toys for the sessions. The costs of toys are minimal.

The developer provides sample consent forms and program evaluation questionnaires at no cost.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

The cost of training, yearlong supervision, and ongoing consultation and technical assistance is $7,000 (2020 dollars). There is no cost for program site supervisors, directors, or staff involved in the referral process to observe the pre-service training.
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Infrastructure costs

Parent coaches need access to a laptop computer, a video camera, and the Internet. No information is available on the costs of other data systems used to support implementation.
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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available on the costs of recruiting and retaining families.
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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2020. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Caroline Roben in April 2020. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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